Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1081/DRT-120018455
Title: Simulation of liquid diffusion-controlled drying of shrinking thin slabs subjected to multiple heat sources
Authors: Islam, Md.R. 
Ho, J.C. 
Mujumdar, A.S. 
Keywords: Combined mode heat transfer
Conduction
Convection
Diffusion model
Diffusivity
Heat of wetting
Microwave
Potato
Radiation
Thermal conductivity
Issue Date: Mar-2003
Source: Islam, Md.R., Ho, J.C., Mujumdar, A.S. (2003-03). Simulation of liquid diffusion-controlled drying of shrinking thin slabs subjected to multiple heat sources. Drying Technology 21 (3) : 413-438. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1081/DRT-120018455
Abstract: Although a detailed mathematical model incorporating all physical mechanisms of moisture and heat transfer in the material would yield valuable design information, it is not feasible to do this on a routine basis for the design of dryers. A simple liquid diffusion model was developed in the present study to quantitatively assess the influence of various operating parameters of engineering interest in drying of heat-sensitive materials. Heat of wetting, temperature, and moisture dependent effective diffusivity and thermal conductivity, changes in product density and drying-induced ideal shrinkage of the product are considered in this model. The effects of combining convection with conduction, radiation, and volumetric heating using a microwave field are simulated in view of the increasing interest in multimode heat input drying processes. Numerical results are reported on drying of potato slices to demonstrate how the moisture and temperature profiles as well as drying performance are affected by multi-mode heat input. Effects of key parameters e.g., drying air velocity, temperature, relative humidity, and product thickness are computed and discussed.
Source Title: Drying Technology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/61304
ISSN: 07373937
DOI: 10.1081/DRT-120018455
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